5 Wedding Trends That Aren’t Trendy Anymore

Planning a wedding is tricky, because you have to find a way to pull off an event that is trendy, but still timeless, and blows every other wedding out of the water. Sure, having like, a goat as your ring bearer may seem like a good idea now, but are you going to look back at your wedding photos in 20 years and regret it? Yes, absolutely. Here are a few outdated wedding trends that haven’t fully transitioned into faux pas quite yet, but are quickly on their way to being severely overdone.

1. Cupcakes

Cupcakes, in general, are not trendy anymore. They’re basically the Michael Kors of baked goods. I might accidentally eat a cupcake in a moment of weakness, the same way I might accidentally purchase a Michael Kors coin purse when I’m ripping through TJ Maxx like a hurricane. You can definitely have cupcakes at your wedding, I guess, but like, they’re not a cool, new innovative thing anymore, so get over them. Donuts are also in the same category, but are actually worse because your guests can’t eat them with a fork and they’ll screw up everyone’s makeup.

2. Customized Jackets For The Bridal Party

A year ago, when photos of hand-painted jackets first started to flood wedding Pinterest boards across America, this was definitely trendy. However, everyone has kind of already clued into them, so they’re not really unique anymore. Sorry, but you’re just going to have to find another uniform to force your bridal party to wear. Like maybe this…

From left: Shop Betches I Said Yesh flowy tank; Shop Betches That’s What She Said flowy tank

3. Anything That Says “Best Day Ever”

Having stuff that says “Best Day Ever” at your wedding is kind of like having stuff that says “HUSTLE” on your desk at work. It’s still vaguely a thing if you really want it to be, but it’s super overdone. Sure, you’ve been telling yourself that your wedding is going to be the best day ever just to get yourself up at 5am for spin every morning for the past six months, but the guests that have four other weddings to attend this summer prob don’t share the same sentiment.

4. Mason Jars

I feel like Lauren Conrad probably Instagrammed a very minimalist photo of a single flower in a mason jar a few years ago, and the entire Pinterest community latched on and decided that mason jars were the new Holy Grail. I don’t care if you’re filling them with tea lights or mimosas; mason jars are not new or trendy anymore, so stop trying to find new ways to make them happen.


5. Snapchat Filters

Lucky for you and your drunk alter ego, nobody really watches Snapchat stories anymore. Custom wedding Snapchat filters were definitely the move about a year ago, but now that Snapchat sucks for anyone who isn’t an aspiring influencer trying to scam us into watching a public story, trying to get your guests to use a filter will just mean they’ll have to take all their photos in Snapchat just to upload them to an Instagram story.

Images: Giphy (4); Shop Betches

Hannah Chambers
Hannah Chambers
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